Tag Archives: Graphic 45

Some Odd Girl - Winter Friends - www.quixoticcards.com

Winter Friends & a Sky Tutorial!

This month Kristy, the artist and owner of Some Odd Girl stamps is having a celebration.  In honour of her 31st birthday, this month there are 31 days of tutorials, how tos and giveaways.  There’s lots going on, and you can join in now over on Kristy’s “The Odd Girl” blog.  Today is the 10th day, so make sure that you scroll back through and check out the previous posts in this event!

I’m thrilled to be helping celebrate again this year.  Last year I posted some colouring videos, which you can check out >HERE<.  This year I’ve created a little step by step on colouring a festive night sky.

For the step by step info, you will need to visit my post over on The Odd Girl blog.  But before you hop over there, here’s my card!

Some Odd Girl - Winter Friends - www.quixoticcards.com

Supplies:

That’s it!  Hope you enjoy the step by step and perhaps find it useful.

Saturated Canary - Circus Trixie - www.quixoticcards.com

The Circus is in Town!

Some of you may remember me posting the coloured image on this project over on FaceBook a while ago, well, I FINALLY decided what to do with her!

I spent quite a while colouring the image, and as it is a favourite, it seemed fitting to create a little something for myself.  So, I found a cheap 8″x8″ black frame, removed the glass and used it to create this project.

Saturated Canary - Circus Trixie - www.quixoticcards.com

The image is Saturated Canary – Circus Trixie, and she is now available in lovely rubber from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.  All the Saturated Canary rubber stamps are in stock here in the UK over at Quixotic Paperie.

For the image I used my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (full details below).

One of my other great loves is Graphic 45 paper.  I love it so much that I rarely use it!  I end up saving most of the papers for special projects and altered items, which I usually don’t find the time to create.  It was fantastic to actually use some of it for a fun keepsake project.  The pads I used for this were Le Cirque and Olde Curiosity Shoppe for the butterflies.

The circus tickets are from a new favourite stamp/die set – MFT Die-Namics – Lisa Johnson Designs - Circus Spectacular.  You will be seeing more of that one here very soon!  I also used the MFT Die-Namics Fancy Flourish die.

Saturated Canary - Circus Trixie - www.quixoticcards.com

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my project.

The Travelers - card by Elaine Hughes www.quixoticcards.com

From The Archives: A Good Companion Shortens the Longest Road

All too often, with the constant new releases, gorgeous older stamps and images get forgotten.  I often look back over my photo folders at cards made over the past few years, and it occured to me that it might be nice to share the experience.  So, I’ll be scheduling a post each week looking back at previous creations which I feel deserve another turn to shine!

First up is one of my personal favourites, originally blogged on 15th May 2011.

The Travelers - card by Elaine Hughes www.quixoticcards.com

This stamp – The Travelers – captured my heart immediately.  I have a soft spot for all things wolf-related, and romantic gypsy images.  I also love how this card turned out with the beautiful Graphic 45 Le Cirque papers.

I coloured the image with Distress Inks, which was quite a labour of love considering I far prefer markers.  Even so, I was pretty happy with the results.  I do have this image on my list to revisit using markers, when I do it will be interesting to compare!

The sentiment was computer generated, and I thought it fit the image perfectly.  I finished the card off with a couple of my favourite embellishments – a Make it Crafty chipboard corner and a bow tied using the Bow-Easy template.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little peek into the archives!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Three Wishes set - www.quixoticcards.com

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Three Wishes Hop!

Thank you for all your comments on yesterday’s fat-tastic unicorn card!  I definitely had a lot of fun colouring him.  Today the Krafty Girls are showing off more creations with the new kit, in a Krafty Hop.

The new Three Wishes Krafty Klubhouse Kit is now available to buy direct from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps,  and Kimmie has a special offer for you!  Order the set before September 9th and you can pick a free $8 stamp from any of the KKS lines!

Check out the Inlinkz (click the blue frog) at the bottom of this post for a full list of the Krafty Girls showing off creations in today’s hop.

I love the image I used today almost as much as the chunky unicorn I posted yesterday, which is to say that I love it rather a lot indeed.  Colouring the Fortune Teller was a lot of fun, and I played with some colours I don’t use that often – purples and dark greens.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Three Wishes set - www.quixoticcards.com

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.

The designer paper is from the gorgeous Graphic 45 Happy Haunting 8×8 pad and the corners were die cut using one of my favourite Dies by SCACD dies – Classic Corners.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Three Wishes - www.quixoticcards.com

Happy hopping!  See you tomorrow with another Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps card and challenge!

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps April Blog Hop – Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Time for the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps release day hop!  This week we’ve shared previews of all the new stamps from Annie Rodrigue, Emilie Goulet and Cheryl Alger and now they are all available to buy!

** The new stamps will be available to order on Sunday 22nd April from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps in Canada (now!) or in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie (after 9am GMT)! **

You can see the full hop list over on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps blog if you are just joining us or if you are lost!  If you are already on the hop you should have hopped over here from ALICE’S BLOG.

As you know if you read yesterday’s post, I love the Wizard of Oz, so choosing the stamps to use for today’s card was a no-brainer!  I have used two of Annie Rodrigue’s new stamps – Scarecrow and Tin-Man.  This would be a fun friendship card or maybe a “just because” or birthday card for a Wizard of Oz fan.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Scarecrow and Tinman - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The image was coloured using ShinHan Touch Twin markers on Make it Colour Blending Card. The designer paper is from the Echo Park For the Record pad, and the flourishes are Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard.

That’s it from me!  Your next stop on the hop is Krafty Guest PEGGY’S BLOG.

 

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps April Previews Day 3: We’re Off To See The Wizard!

Time for the third day of previews for the new Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps release!  Today the Krafty Girls are showing off the latest designs from Annie Rodrigue.  Join us as we follow the yellow brick road!

** The new stamps will be available to order on Sunday 22nd April from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps in Canada or in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie! **

Today is also the start of a new challenge!  You can find out all about the challenge and see which of the Krafty Girls have previews today by checking the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps blog. Be sure to leave a comment at every stop as two lucky commenting stampers will each win a package of three of the new Annie Rodrigue stamps! Plus if you enter the challenge this week you could win one of the new stamps as seen on our hostess’ card!

On my card today I have used COWARDLY LION.  Love it!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Cowardly Lion - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The image was coloured using ShinHan Touch Twin markers on Make it Colour Blending Card. The designer paper is from the Graphic 45 Magic of Oz pad which I have been hoarding (yep Wizard of Oz is one of my loves!).

That’s it from me! Join us tomorrow for the big release day hop!

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps December Release Hop!

Do YOU know what day it is?  It’s Krafty RELEASE Day and it’s the last release of the year!  Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps are releasing their new DECEMBER stamps and there are a host of awesome images to check out.

The new stamps are available to order from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps in Canada or in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of FUN new stamps for you to get inky with!  We’ve got something for everyone.   There is a fun new SET by Cheryl Alger for the little ladies in your life - SUGAR AND SPICE!  We also have TWO fantastic sets of VALENTINES from Emilie Goulet called LOTS OF LOVE 1 AND LOTS OF LOVE 2.  And of course we have an amazing new set of six ALICE IN WONDERLAND stamps from Annie Rodrigue! PLUS we are also releasing a coordinating set of WONDERLAND SENTIMENTS!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our DECEMBER Krafty Hop!  You should have hopped over here from the fantastic JEANNE’S BLOG. If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stampsfrom the new release!  And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

On my card today I have used the fantastic new MAD HATTER stamp.  I am a sucker for the Mad Hatter, so I absolutely love this image.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - The Mad Hatter - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The image was coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin markers on Make it Colour Blending Card (colour map below).  The awesome designer paper is from the Graphic45 Halloween in Wonderland pad.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - The Mad Hatter - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

That’s all from me.  Your next stop on this fantastic hop is the lovely MICHELE’S BLOG. Enjoy!

Did You Hear The Squeals Of Delight?

I am in LOVE.  You may or may not know that one of my little obsessions is the Wizard of Oz.  So, you can imagine my delight when I saw the new papers from Graphic 45, and again, when they arrived in stock at Quixotic Paperie!

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

We have Graphic 45 Magic of Oz in 12×12 and 8×8 pads.  I’m being VERY good and sharing.  Believe me, the temptation to hoard them all like a crazy lady is pretty strong!

You know what these will go beautifully with?  The equally fantastic Artistic Outpost Oz Collage stamp set.

Artistic Outpost Oz Collage at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

We also have some more fab new arrivals:

PLUS today will see the arrival in stock of the fab Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps July Release!  And, not glam or exciting, but an essential in my book! EZ Mount is now back in stock too!

FINALLY – make sure you pop over and check out our….

SUMMER SALE

Lots of products discounted, from dies to gorgeous rubber!  Have a rummage and grab a bargain (or a few…)!